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2022 High School Film Festival postcard with still from from an animated film featuring a girl looking at the stars.

2022 OCU High School Film Festival Selections

Thank you to all the young filmmakers who submitted entries for this year's festival. Your work covered a wide array of topics with energy and sensitivity. We were also impressed at the variety of approaches to filmmaking including documentary, fiction, animation, and experimental film.

The following films were selected out of several hundred entires. Special thanks to our festival jury for reviewing all the entries and to Nathan Gardocki Productions for their continued support of the festival's $500 Jury Prize.

All filmmakers included in the festival are also eligible for $5,000 annual scholarships for study at OCU.

Keep an eye out for details on next year's festival to be posted in the summer.

Festival Selections

Be F*cking Weird - Filmmaking Spirit Award
Felix Aaronson
Tulsa, OK

Unhappy Birthday
Annabelle Corneau
Moorpark, CA

Toby has Friends
Ren Moise and Virginia Monasterio
Weston, FL

Omega & Sparks
Ani Eagan
Roanoke, VA

Hair Care
Cadence Callahan
Sacramento, CA

The Counselor without a Degree
Menelik Lee and Saul Michael Hernandez
Staten Island, NY

E
Malleck Braun
Port Angeles, WA

The Coin (A Silent Film)
Owen Hollander
Evansville, IN

Bloom
Mily Patton
Oceanside, CA

Idiots
Teja Mettu
Plano, TX

Put Your Phone Down
Kate Schein
Oklahoma City, OK

Writer’s Block
Rachael Doel
Springfield, MO

Self-Reflection
Alysen Rose
Frisco, TX

My Dearest Love
Andrew Kogan
Dallas, TX

Fragile
Krish Mysoor
Addison, TX

In Sync
Andreas Mickelopoulos
Los Angeles, CA

Alison
Lilly Thieberg
Addison, TX

Crandall’s Orchards
Isaac Leonard
Orem, UT

Ice Cubes
Adrian Dhanani
Plano, TX

Catfight
Morgan Zoia
New York, NY

Unzipped - Jury Prize Winner
Jenna Miller
San Rafael, CA

Rock Rockman’s Redemption
Uday Narayanan
Addison, TX


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